7-8 Best Lane
17th century townhouse

Scoffham describes this in his book (see bibliography).

The walls are in black brick (rather strange bond - see below), but the windows and doors are surrounded with red brick. The house on the left shows original windows with glazing bars. Scoffham says that the dormers in the attic (the projecting windows) were a new feature at the time.

Signs of relative wealth include the door cover (see photo) and the bootscrapers (also see photo).



Boot scraper

Decorative door cover above doorway


Ornamental brickwork around windows

Details of brickwork